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Iconic autopsy : postmortem portraits of Bantu Stephen Biko

Catalog Data

Author:
Hill, Shannen L. 1964-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Biko, Steve 1946-1977  Search this
Stopforth, Paul  Search this
Legae, Ezrom 1938-1999  Search this
Nhlengethwa, Sam 1955-  Search this
Richards, Colin 1954-2012  Search this
Koloane, David 1938-2019-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Portraits
Date:
2005
20th century
Notes:
Explores the work of five South African visual artists: Paul Stopforth, Ezrom Legae, Sam Nhlengethwa, Colin Richards, and David Koloane. Each artist has used images based on Stephen Biko's autopsy photos in an attempt to fully examine the implications and effect his death has had on South Africa's black population as well as Biko's international recognition as a martyr for political and social freedom.
Color illustrations.
See rejoinder by Bernard M. Wagner in African arts (Los Angeles) 39 (2) summer 2006, page 8 and response to the rejoinder by Shannen Hill in African arts (Los Angeles) 40 (3) autumn 2007, pages 7-8.
AFAINDEX5
Topic:
Art, South African--Political aspects  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_788427